Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Q is for Quality
Are you a writer? What kind? The kind who puts out an ebook every month? The kind who slaps together a novel in six months? Think about what you are writing. Is it quality work?
Self-published authors are flooding the market. Yeah!!! Go Indies!!!! I think it's great. However I am appalled at the quality of some of the writing out there. I strive to make my work the best it can be. I've put it through writing workshops to make it better. I get it critiqued and edited to be the best it can be. I continue with each book to try and make my writing better.
I have a small publisher who believes in me, but I was self-published first. I have a following which helps. I'm not where I want to be. I'm not on the NYT Best Sellers list. That's my goal. I want to be able to walk into Barnes and Noble and take a photo of my Dad pulling my book off a shelf. Those are attainable goals. Why?
Because I believe in quality work.
Look for quality. Accept nothing but your personal best. Find reviewers. Not all of them will like what you write. Let them be posted anyway. Take the bad stuff and make it work for you in your next piece. Quality is what you are striving for. If you write quality you will gain following.